Police Officer Trevor Alan Nettleton

Police Officer Trevor Alan Nettleton

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Trevor Alan Nettleton

Officer Trevor Nettleton was shot and killed after being confronted by six robbery suspects in his garage in the 1100 block of Emerald Stone Avenue in North Las Vegas.

He had returned home from his shift and was working in the garage when the gang members entered and confronted him.

Shots were exchanged between Officer Nettleton and the suspects. Despite being fatally wounded, Officer Nettleton was able to wound one of the suspects. The wounded suspect was arrested after seeking medical treatment at a local hospital. It was later discovered he was also the suspect who shot and killed Officer Nettleton. The other suspects were arrested a short time later.

On February 8, 2012, two of the suspects pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and were sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in 10 years. two others were convicted of accessory to murder and sentenced to one to 2.5 years in prison. On August 12, 2015, Officer Nettleton's killer, now 27, was convicted of first degree murder, robbery, burglary, and sentenced to life. On September 9, 2015, the last of the six, now 25, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Nettleton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, two-year-old son, two-month-old daughter, parents, and his brother who served in Iraq.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 9633
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

at home, gang member, juvenile offender, robbery

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Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

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